Securing Your Furniture for Safety

One of the important measures for safety at the time of earthquakes is to secure large and heavy furniture to prevent them from falling over. This is sometimes difficult for households with only senior citizens or disabled people. The city of Yokohama provides a service to secure such furniture for eligible families.

Limit: 500 people *First-come basis

Eligibility: All of your family members needs to meet at least one of the following 6 conditions: 1. 65 years old or older 2. Physical disability handbook holder 3. Ai-no-techo (handbook for disabled children) holder 4. Mental disability handbook holder 5. Those who require assistance or in nursing care which is authorized by long-term care insurance law 6. Jr. high school student and younger

Fee: Free (up to 2 items)

To Apply: Check the website for more details

Application Period: until July 31 (Friday)

Inquiries: (045) 671-3456 (Japanese) Fax (045) 641-1677